In commemoration of World Ozone day, a first of its kind event, the ‘Refrigeration and air conditioning technical skills challenge’ was held last Thursday at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby.
With the theme, “Caring for all life under the sun,” a good handful of teams were present to take part in the challenge program.
The event was hosted by Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA)-the mandated government agency responsible in ensuring PNG complies with it’s obligation to the Montreal protocol on Ozone depleting substances.
The event aimed to promote eco-friendly refrigeration practices while also establishing a Refrigeration and Air condition association in PNG as a mechanism to advocate issues affecting Ozone depletion.
The participating teams included Port Moresby Technical Institute and Don Bosco Technical among other big name companies such as Daikin PNG, South Pacific Air Conditioning and others.
Working within a given time frame, the challenge comprised 3 stages where teams had to work in pairs to:
• -mount and install a charged split Air Condition unit on provided stands
• -recover and take out the installed unit and
• -showcase good brazing techniques in a separate round.
Also present at the event was the Deputy Managing Director of Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA), Mr Dilu Muguwa who officiated the program.